"The experience was beyond expectation. The people I met in the class are incredible, each with their own talents and strengths. It was interesting to see leadership from this widely varied perspective. I never left a session without feeling deep admiration for the passion and depth of knowledge demonstrated by my peers. Also, I think the communities of Oklahoma have much to be proud of, each one with its unique character. I think every Oklahoman needs to travel to the far reaches of our state to better appreciate where we come from. This state has a lot going for it! All in all, I would do it again in a heartbeat. Veritas LOK XXIX!" -Wayne McMillin, Class XXIX.



Youth Leadership Oklahoma Class Activities

YLOK’s time spent together is a unique learning experience.  It’s not just about learning the history, culture, and issues; it’s building a cohesive bond with others while respecting their differences. The common thread is their commitments to stay in Oklahoma – to live, work and someday raise families here.  YLOK graduates have opportunities to interact and mentor new YLOK members.  Over 83% of YLOK graduates currently live in Oklahoma.

YLOK instills a deep pride for Oklahoma. Students learn about issues and can make a difference. For example, after touring Educare, many expressed their desire to become teachers and help facilitate the change needed for early childhood education in Oklahoma. The Noble Foundation highlighted the food shortage around the world and what the Noble Foundation is doing to help make an impact. The students realized they could impact the world AND still live in Oklahoma.  The wheels were turning in their heads when given a chance to work and debate a bill in a mock legislature as to what kind of an impact they can have on the state of Oklahoma.



2017 Schedule of Events coming soon!